John G Harrison is a historian who has been researching, writing and lecturing about Scottish history for over thirty years. He lives in Stirling, Scotland.
His special interests include
Stirling and the Stirling area
Landscape and Environmental History
Urban and vernacular architecture of early modern Scotland
Early Modern Palaces and Royal Life
John has worked for Historic Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, National Trust for Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland amongst others. He is perhaps best-known as the author of ‘Rebirth Of A Palace; The Royal Court at Stirling Castle’ (Historic Scotland, 2011). A wide range of other publications are listed on the publications page.
John's work often starts in the archives. But it might also involve field walking or studying old buildings or peering into archaeologists’ trenches. It will almost certainly involve working with other people who look at the questions from a different perspective. Together, we can find new evidence so that history develops and lives again.
John is also well-known as a lecturer and teacher and is pleased to consider requests for talks on a range of topics.
Contact John by clicking here.
Documentary evidence - here today
This is the first page of a book recording distribution of bread in the royal household of Scotland [click for larger image]. it is 1st Jan 1549 and reports those present 'At the Queen's Board', demonstrating that she ate with others present, vital evidence for Scots royal protocol (NAS E34/15)
Click here to go the Publications page for reference to John's paper on the Bread Book.